Dogs are considered as ‘man’s best friend’ these days. Along with being the most adopted pet, a loyal companion, dogs are performing many roles in our society they are assisting police and military, pulling loads, protecting, herding and aiding physically disabled people.
Thus dogs have became an integral part of our family and society as well. Dogs are well adapted to fit in our lifestyles, they get emotionally attached to their pack dogs can sense the feelings, emotions, facial expressions and act accordingly to comfort their master. Many dog breeds are available, whom one can adopt and include in a family. The top ten dog breeds which are best suited for a family are listed below in descending order.
Here are the top 10 Best & Beautiful Dog Breeds in 2018
10. Golden Retriever:
This dog breed is a good in appearance, obidient and protective in nature. The origin for this breed is in Scotland. They are medium sized dogs having a height from 56–61 cm for male golden retriever and for females it is about 51-56 cm. Their lifespan is of 10-12 years and an average weight gained by golden retriever is about 29–34 kg for males and 25–29 kg for females. They have very calm and playful temperament. They enjoy running, searching and playing around.
They can be trained very easily and golden retrievers are fast grasping power. They are taken to competitions and many times they only become the winner. Because of their learning attitude they are also used as assistant for a physically disabled or blinds. They have a thick shining golden fur coat, which requires proper grooming otherwise the coat starts shedding off. So proper attention should be given to their coat. Despite all this golden retriever is a nice option for people who wish to have an ideal dog for their family.
Pugs are originally from China then they were exported to Europe and then brought to Asia in 18th century. They are small sized but are well muscled. The average weight for pugs is 5-6.5 kg and the average height for a male pug is 30 cm and female pug is 25 cm. They are counted in toy category. They are active, loving, cute, loyal and easy to train. They are happy to mix and socialize. They are friendly and kind with children. All in all they can be a good companion.
They will never leave you depressed. They always look out for new ways to cheer up their masters. The average lifespan for a pug is about 12-15 years. They provide everything a dog can give love, company, affection, loyalty and happiness, also they don’t require much space to live. So one can welcome a pug in his family, it would be a great living toy to have in your family.
Rottweilers are also a german dog breed. They are very aggressive, protective, courageous and have a very well built muscular body. They show great devotion to their master. Their behavior is no nonsense type, they don’t tolerate any kind of misbehavior or threat to their family. They are medium sized and their weight ranges from 50–60 kg for males and 35–48 kg for females. The height traits shown by Rottweilers are 61–69 cm for males and 56–63 cm females.
They have great strength, they have one of most dangerous dog breeds when in anger. They require intense workout or else they gain weight very soon. They are friendly with family, and other known canines. The one thing that should be taken care of is a compulsory early training to Rottweilers, otherwise once grown up in an adult, they usually become arrogant if imposed to new training afterwards.
07. Great Dane:
This dog breed is the tallest breed across the world, it’s height ranges from 71-81 cm for a female and about 76-86 cm for male. Male great Danes weight around 54-90kgs and females may weight upto 45-60kgs. The average lifespan for grate Dane is 6-12 years. They are great learners, devoted to their master, energetic and one of the best companion. They are preferred by the owners who have big space to play with them. They usually don’t bark on others unless they feel threat in some case. They are wonderful guard dogs, they are protective and kind to children. Grate Dane are mostly adopted by the people having farmland and farmhouses.
The people who wish to have a pet but hesitate to pick up a dog as an option because of their size can have Pomeranian as their pet. It is a small size dog breed. They are extrovert and playful, they like to be socialised. They are easy to train and obedient dog breed. They are dwarf and height ranges from 13-28 cm and their weight ranges from 2-3.5 kg. These are cute, having fluffy coat and really energetic.
Pomeranian are groomed and are taken to hair cut these days, so as to provide a unique and personalised look. Having a Pomeranian as a pet will allow you to carry your pet where you go. They are very friendly, easy to train, loyal, cute dog breed. This dog breeds are famous in the people who love having pets but have small space, like people living in apartments or on rent.
05. Labrador Retriever:
In India mainly known as Labrador only, is a famous dog breed from United kingdom and Canada. A well mannered, loyal, brave easy to train dog breed, most of the time appointed as search dogs in police and military. This breed is usually medium sized and has a weight of 25-32 kg for female Labrador and about 29-36 kg for male Labradors. Their height may range from 57–62 cm for males and females are of 55–60 cm. They live for 10-12 years. They are very easy to train and intelligent, they have a greater analytical thinking than any other dog breed.
They apply their training in difficult situations for rescue, either for its master or for itself. They are loyal and friendly, but they have an in built extra element from which they can detect harm. They show different reactions and indication to convey the message, also they are very attacking in nature for the strangers. They can be a nice option to adopt as a pet as well as they are used as an aid for physically disabled or blind people for assistance.
04. Doberman Pinscher:
Doberman n Pinscher is a dog breed originally from Germany is also one of the most adopted dog breed in India. Doberman grows up in a fit, muscular body. The average weight of an adult male is about 34–45 kg and female weight is around 27–41 kg. It is a large sized breed. The average height for a Doberman is 30-36 cm. The lifespan for Doberman can be between 10 to 14 years. They are usually alert, courageous, obedient and energetic. Doberman in its early puppy life are very cute and playful, they roam around and try to discover things new to them. No doubts that dog is the most loyal pet, but Dobermans have that extra level of loyalty for their family.
They are protective and used as guard dogs more often. The only thing they demand for is ample time from the master and space to play.
03. German Shepherd:
It is a breed originated form Germany, but is well adapted in India as well. This dog breed is commonly found in India because of their loyalty and affection with family. They are intelligent, active and playful, protective. They enjoy both living in one place and travelling. They are mostly appointed as a police dogs .Their size ranges from medium to large according to the diet followed. They are gentle with children and caring. German shepherd’s average height is about 60-65 cm for males and 50-55 cm for females. An adult male may weight 30-40kg and a female may be around 22-27 kg. Their average life is about 9-13 years. German shepherds can be a very good option for the families having small children.
Bullmastiff is a well built, large-sized dog breed. It can be referred to a combination of strength, courage and loyalty. A good option to adopt if you wish to have a large sized pet. The average height of a mature bullmastiff is 64–69 cm for males and 61–66 cm for females. Weight gained by them is 50–59 kg for males and 41–54 kg for females. They are enthusiastic and sporty, need a lot of exercise.
They make a strong bond with the family and due to their big size and huge strangers fear them, instead they are quite dogs they rarely bark. They like going for long walks, trekking and travelling, adopting bullmastiff ensures daily workout for the master as well. They are well adapted to Indian climate. The average life for bullmastiff is about 08-12 years. This dog breed is very promising and attractive for those who would love to big member to their family.
German Boxer is the best dog breed to welcome in your family. Boxers are cute, calm, fun loving, energetic, caring, sometimes clowning, the best companion for a family, but they are very dangerous for outsiders, strangers or unknowns. Boxers are one of the best guard dogs, also they are very easy to train and fast learners. Boxers adust in a family very well, being sporty they enjoy playing with kids.
They create a warm affection with their pack. The average life for a boxer is 9-12 years. They grow up in a well built body upto a height of 53–60 cm for females and 57–63 cm for male boxers. Average weight for a mature boxer is about 23–27 kg for female and male boxer is 30–34 kg. The loyalty and love they offer for their family make them part of the family. If you are willing to adopt a pet and you are a new parent, then you should prefer a boxer, it will make you love itself.
Many dog breeds are available, all have their qualities and specialities. The owner should choose his/her pet by considering certain factors like-
1- The climate where you live, is it suitable for that breed or not?
2- Size of the breed preferred?
3- How often you go outing and by which transport means do you travel?
And few more things to add on. These things should be taken care of before adopting a pet because they totally depend on you, they become restless if left alone. So before adding them to your family you must be sure that you will completely take care of them because regular walks promises, feeding promises, cleaning and grooming promises of pet are usually broken by the masters because of busy schedule and other reasons. So be sure.